Supreme Court trashes Trans Mountain pipeline challenge from City of Vancouver

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B.C. Supreme Court threw out challenges against the Kinder Morgan pipeline from the City of Vancouver and the Squamish Nation.

This is good news for the rest of Canada to help give the economy somewhat of a boost if Kinder Morgan doesn’t go past its deadline next week.


B.C.’s Supreme Court has dismissed legal challenges to Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion project from the City of Vancouver and the Squamish Nation.

In a pair of rulings issued Thursday morning, Justice Christopher Grauer found the province of British Columbia acted reasonably in issuing an environmental assessment certificate to the company.

As Grauer pointed out in his opening remarks to both cases, the decisions are not the end of the legal hurdles facing the pipeline. They dealt strictly with the question of whether the province could defend its actions in light of the National Energy Board’s approval of the project.

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